Technical intricacy of modern education

  Education can be described as the imparting and acquiring of knowledge via teaching and learning, respectively, especially at a school or similar institution. In the words of G. K. Chesterton ‘Education is simply the soul of a society as it passes from one generation to another.’ No wonder every sane and rational society treats it as the fundamental factor required toward any meaningful development. The earliest educational processes involved sharing information about gathering food and providing shelter; making weapons and other tools; learning language; and acquiring the values, behaviour,…

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Lagos govt promises to promote quality, functional education

Lagos State Government has said it would not relent in its effort in putting in place sustainable reforms that would enhance quality and functional educational delivery in the state. The state’s Deputy Governor, Dr. Idiat Adebule, stated this at the launch of the state’s chapter of the Association of Retired Principals Of Secondary Schools of Nigeria (ARPSSON) held in Ikorodu. She noted that irrespective of economic and social status of students, they were entitled to quality education. The deputy governor, who was represented by the Permanent Secretary, Teachers Establishment Pension…

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FG spends N138bn on basic education in three years – Minister

The Federal Government has said since it came on board three years ago, the sum of N138 billion has so far been spent on the coordination and development of basic education. Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, made this known on Monday in Abuja, at the official flag off ceremony of the National Personnel Audit (NPA) of all basic institutions in the country. According to him, the money which was a matching grant was part of Federal Government’s resolve to support States and Local Governments fulfil their constitutional mandate of…

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Agency distributes 900 school desks to female colleges

The Sokoto State Agency for Female Education has distributed 900 school desks to various girls colleges in four local government areas of the state. Presenting the items to representatives of the schools, the Special Adviser to Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal on female education, Dr. Amamatu Yusuf, said the items have been spread across schools in Kebbe, Sokoto North, Sokoto South and Tambuwal LGAs. “All the beneftting schools are Government Girls Day Secondary Schools. The breakdown showed the school in Kebbe got 200, GGDSS Tambuwal got 100 while the one located…

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Poor funding, threat to functional education – VC

Vice-Chancellor of the Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko (AAUA), Prof. Igbekele Ajibefun, has identified poor funding as a major threat to achieving functional and competitive education in the country. He disclosed this at the Senate Chamber of the university while receiving members of Ondo State House of Assembly Committee on Vocational, Technical and Tertiary Education, who were at the institution on a familiarisation visit and inspection of facilities. Ajibefun said: “Poor funding of the nation’s education sector has caused setback to its capability to compete favourably globally. Adequate funding is…

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2017 review: Stakeholders score education low

SECTORAL REVIEW Despite some major strides recorded in the education sector this outgoing year, stakeholders, who appraised the system, said it underperformed Given the slow pace of development characterising the nation’s education sector considering many unresolved crises confronting it, major stakeholders have rated the sector low in the outgoing year. They blamed government at all levels for the woes besetting the nation’s education, and called on the government and the critical private sector players, local and foreign donors, and non-governmental organisations to urgently rise to fix the sector for optimal…

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Corona School marks 25 years of qualitative education provision

After 25 years of providing quality education to Nigerianchildren, itwas time last week for the management, staff and students of Corona Secondary School, Agbara in Ogun State to roll out the drums to mark the silver jubilee anniversary of the school. The two-day ceremony, which was also attended by parents and other well-wishers, featured the annual speech and prize-giving, as well as the inauguration of the Goethe Institute’s Pasch-Schule, a licensed German Language teaching institution in the school. Dignitaries at the event include the Consul General, German Consulate, Lagos, Mr.…

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Ondo education summit compelled by rot in the system – Commissioner

Ondo State Education Commissioner, Mr. Femi Agagu, speaks with BABATOPE OKEOWO on the dwindling fortunes of the state’s education sector, the need to rehabilitate existing school structures and fix the entire system, among other critical issues as part of reasons the state government organised the recently concluded education summit. How would you describe the potential of the state in terms of education development and delivery? Of course, Ondo State is a rich state with immerse potentials and possibilities in education as the major legacy of the people of the state.…

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Stakeholders rise for basic education

SUMMIT Last week, critical stakeholders in the education sector assembled at this year’s edition of EWAN annual National Education Summit to appraise the basic education subsector and proffered workable solutions to the myriad of challenges confronting the country’s education system. KAYODE OLANREWAJU and MOJEED ALABI report.   Theirs is a consensus: All is not well with the nation’s basic education sub-sector and there is the urgent need for government at all levels to fix the sector. With an estimated 8.5 million outof- school children; 22,000 ‘unqualified’ teachers that risk being…

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Obaseki advocates skilled-based curricula for education sector

Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki has urged planners of the nation’s education curricular to replace the existing education philosophy with emphasis on skills acquisition. Obaseki made the call when he received members of the Nigerian Academy of Education (NAE), led by Prof.Abigail Imogie, who visited the governor in his office in Benin City, the state capital, while on a working visit to the state.   According to the governor, the country is in dire need of fundamental changes in all sectors of the economy, especially the education sector, which is…

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